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Advocacy

The act of Pleading or arguing a case or a position; forceful persuasion.

advocacy

noun active espousal, advancement, addice, aid, approbation, approval, assistance, auspices, championship, constructive criticism, countenance, encouragement, endorsement, forceful persuasion, furtherance, guidance, help, intercession, interest, plea, praise, promotion, recommendation, sanction, seconding, sponsorship, subscription, suggestion, support, vindication, vouching, warranting
See also: advice, aid, assistance, behalf, direction, favor, guidance, help, persuasion, recommendation, representation, sanction

advocacy

speaking for others. Previously restricted to aspects of the legal profession, various agencies now provide various advocacy services to assist individuals in other contexts.
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The question of whether a political advertisement is issue advocacy (including lobbying) or campaign activity is an important one under the tax laws, particularly for tax-exempt 501(c) organizations.
Given its implicit recognition of a valid constitutional distinction between issue advocacy and campaign speech, it would be appropriate for the Court to reexamine whether it is ever permissible to impose the same restrictions on all candidates in order to equalize their opportunities to persuade voters to vote for them.
Sham issue advocacy is] really just a thing to get around this restriction, that they can't expressly advocate," Keating says.
Legislation that regulates or prohibits grassroots issue advocacy violates the First Amendment because it is not narrowly tailored to achieve a compelling governmental interest.
engage in only issue advocacy thereby do not meet the new political
And they are only allowed to spend 20 percent of their time and resources on issue advocacy.
The network is no longer a "527" political advocacy group, but is now incorporated like most nonprofit groups with limited ability to conduct issue advocacy and education efforts.
Forest products, pharmaceutical and media firms are especially exposed to public issue advocacy groups.
Issue advocacy includes the discussion of issues of public concern, the actions of governmental officials in office, and the positions of candidates on issues.
Darnell, who previously served as director of AFFI's communications department, is responsible for the communication of AFFI's positions on legislative and regulatory issues which impact the frozen food industry, as well as the management of the day-to-day responsibilities of AFFI's aggressive communications plan, which includes member communications, media relations, and issue advocacy.
BCRA addressed the two biggest problems in the campaign finance system by banning the use of soft money in federal elections and placing new restrictions on candidate-specific issue advocacy advertising.
The SPI Northeast Region fosters the continued health and economic vitality of the Northeast plastics industry through issue advocacy and outreach, education, and civic responsibility.